Edwards is still convinced people will believe him if he continues pretending to give a shit about poverty. Not only do people not care about poverty in general, but they also have trouble believing in the sincerity of a ridiculous phony egomaniac who constantly lies about everything. He seriously told the White House that he wanted them to, who knows, announce his Haiti visit, or endorse it, or something. According to Marc Ambinder, "this declaration was met with silence."
John Edwards is a hilarious narcissism monster.